What’s on this weekend in Melbourne’s Indian community


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Movies, events and more…


Hindi Films

Hotel Mumbai



Arjun Patiala


Student of the Year 2


Manje Bistre

Nadhoo Kha’n


Dil Diyan Gallan



Kanchana 3


Vellai Pookal






Arjun Suravaram







Madhura Raja



Australian Sikh Games
Fri 18 Apr (9.00am) to Sun 21 Apr (5.00pm)
Australian Sikhs The Australian Sikh Games are the premier sporting and cultural event for the Australian Sikh community. At Casey Fields Blvd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977. Details here.

Melbourne Annual Akhand Kirtan Samagam 2019
Till Mon 22 Apr (5.00am) The International Akhand Kirtan Samagam Melbourne will be held on the 18th to 22nd of April 2019. At Gurduwara Sahib Cragiburne, 344 Hume Hwy, Melbourne. Details here.

Indian Professionals in Victoria (IPV) A not-for-profit, membership-based and member-owned association that aims to train and support Indian professionals and entrepreneurs through workshops, seminars, webinars and mentoring programs. Membership details www.ipv.org.au

Indian Community Mental Health Support Group
For families and carers both who are experiencing mental health concerns. Every First Friday of the month. From 2.00pm-4.30pm. At Yarra Plenty Reginal Library (Mill Park Library), 394 Plenty Rd, Mill Park. Details Carer helpline 1300 554 660 or email carers@mindaustralia.org.au

Indian Young Women’s Group
Fridays 12.30pm-2.30pm
The Indian Young Women’s Group is organised free by Wyndham Community and Education Centre (Wyndham CEC) every Friday afternoon at the Wyndham Park Primary School, Community Hub Room, Kookaburra Avenue, Werribee. Contact the Wyndham Community and Education Centre, 3 Princes Highway Werribee, wyndhamcec.org.au or call 03 9742 4013

Let’s Feed
A volunteer-driven campaign and fundraising group working to organise activities, source food and deliver it to different agencies and also assist family violence victims with food related needs. Let’s Feed fills food-related gaps in existing services using micro donations. Let’s Feed collects non-perishable food from local groups at temples, participating grocery stores and delivers to Youth Resource Centre, Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and other agencies. Visit: letsfeed.org or email: jasvinder.sidhu@letsfeed.org


Vaisakhi Mela
Sat 20 April (6:30 pm onwards) Gary Sandhu Live in Melbourne, at Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Rd Keysborough. Details Deepak Sharma 0450 687 786


Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Until 21 April
Check out the Indian acts including Rahul Subramanian, India’s Improv Dream Team, Indian All Star Comedy Showcase, Kanan Gill, Ruven Govender, Neel Kolhatkar and others. Details www.comedyfestival.com.au


Visions of Paradise
Until 26 Apr
(10.00am – 5.00pm) The exhibition features a selection of works from a major 1980 Felton Bequest acquisition of over 270 paintings that document the princely lifestyles of the Rajput courts of Bikaner, Marwar (Jodhpur), Jaipur, Kotar and Mewar (Udaipur). At NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road. Details www.ngv.vic.gov.au


Hanuman Jayanti
Fri 19 Apr (10.30am onwards) Sankat Mochan Samiti organises Ram Navmi at 1289a North Road, Huntingdale. Details 0427 27 4462


Women: Get Active
Every Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm, AFLW North Melbourne Captain, Emma Kearney hosts a free sporting class for multicultural women in Ascot Vale. The class, hosted at Wingate Avenue Community Centre, is a chance for women to come together and get active.
This year, Emma and the class are encouraging women and families of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels to take part in the Premier’s Active April campaign. The Active April campaign is a Victorian Government initiative that encourages Victorians to sign up and take part in 30 minutes of exercise per day for the month.
Registration is free, and everyone who signs up has access to a host of freebies in their local area. Details www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/


Gurukul Hindi Classes Saturdays 11.00am-12.00 noon
Connections@Craigieburn, 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn VIC 3064. These weekly classes are taught by Manisha Gard and Bhupinder Kahlon. Contact Narinder Garg 0431 123 045 or infothegurukul@gmail.com

Let’s Talk: Conversational English Saturdays 10.00am-11.30am
Practice and develop your English speaking skills in a relaxed small group that has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Meet every Saturday at Werribee Church of Christ, 200 Tarneit Road, Werribee. This is for people who want to gain confidence and practice their English. All are welcome to attend, morning tea is provided and it’s free. Contact 03 9741 6051 or visit werribeechurchofchrist.org

Pronunciation Workshop 1st Sunday of the month 12.00 noon – 3.00pm
Are you learning English as a second language and are interested in working on your pronunciation? Join Kaled – a friendly ESL (English as a Second Language) expert who will help you work on your English language skills for free at the Library at The Dock, Activities Room, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.


Sartaaj: Ecstasy Tour
Sun 28 April (5:00 pm onwards) Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St. Southbank. Details Guruvir Singh 0433 337 500.

Modern Mysticism: Practical Spirituality with Paramahamsa Prajnanananda
Thu 25 April (10.00am) A program by Australia Kriya Yoga Association at Abbotsford Convent (Sacred Heart Oratory Room), 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. Details here.

Vaisakhi at Federation Square
Sat 27 April (12 noon – 6.00pm) An opportunity for people of Sikh heritage to connect with their history, raise Sikh Community profile, contribute to Melbourne’s cultural diversity and foster cultural understanding. Program includes Shabad kirtan (spiritual music), langar (food), turban tying, folk music, stage plays, martial arts, children’s activities, and much more. Details sikhheritagemonth.com.au

Vaisakhi at Fed Square
Sat 27 Apr
(10.00am – 5.00pm) Victorian Sikh Gurudwaras Council. Details 0413 598 911 


The Dawn Raga Series
Fri 26 April
(7.30am – 8.30am) Multicultural Arts Victoria presents this monthly concert in partnership with the Arts Centre Melbourne and VicHealth. Awaken the senses with the meditative and spiritual sounds of the Sitar, Flute and Veena with the uplifting beats of the Tabla. Take this musical journey through tranquil and uplifting Indian music – energising and preparing you for the day ahead. Listen to Melbourne-based Indian musicians Jay Dabgar (tabla), Vinod Prassana (bansuri Indian flute) and Hari Sivanesan (sitar) along with internationally acclaimed Indian musician, Pandit Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar).
Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn (Hamer Hall – Foyer). Details 03 9188 3681

Chinmaya Mission Melbourne
29 April – 2 May The Global Head of Chinmaya Mission, His Holiness Pujya Swami Swaroopananda is making his annual tour to Australia and New Zealand from 24th March to 2nd May, visiting 5 key cities, with his last stop over in Melbourne. He will be imparting a 4-evening session of free public talks in English, entitled ‘Blast your sorrows away with Sankat Mochan’. Venue: Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Rd, Doncaster. Details www.facebook.com/ChinmayaMMelbourne/

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